Being a mom means something different for every woman, and it’s nothing short of inspiring to watch a group of moms share what this identity means to each of them.
Eco-friendly baby product delivery service The Honest Company brought together 30 moms, who had never met before, to have an unscripted conversation about their journey through motherhood. Before long, the moms realized that the challenges and rewards of parenting made them all more similar than they realized at first.
Here are a few powerful snippets from the moms’ chat:
“No matter how many books you read, it does not prepare you for parenthood.”
“My mom would want me to be the best mom, of course, but you’ve got to be your own mom.”
“There is no balance. There is no black and white. We live in this grey.”
“Having a kid has been beyond amazing. And then I have days where I haven’t slept, and I’ve been like, ‘This sucks, what did I do?'”
“I really do struggle because all I ever wanted was these babies … and now that I have them, I love them so much and I didn’t realize how much of myself I would lose.”
“I have another little one to take care of, and I don’t even know who I am, yet.”
“I remember when my daughter laughed for the first time … and that was it. I melted. I was in love. For the rest of my life, if I have that, I’m good.”
The Honest Company has also started a hashtag, #YouGotThis, for moms on social media to weigh in on the conversation.
Keep moving forward! Walk by faith, not by sight! God’s got a plan ~ relax, trust & live securely in His promise! ❤️ #YouGotThis 🙂
— Carla Horn (@CanadianCarla) October 7, 2014
Moms, you need to watch this. If you have ever felt confused, or guilty, or alone in your mom duties…you are… http://t.co/BMX3bHVlxs
— Zaftig Times (@ZaftigTimes) October 7, 2014
— Christopher Gavigan (@Christopher_Gav) October 7, 2014
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